Danny Boyle Is No Longer Directing 'Bond 25'

Oscar Cross
August 21, 2018

James Bond 25 has hit a bit of a snag, as the movie's director Danny Boyle has parted ways with the project due to creative differences.

Daniel Craig is set to return for his fifth stint as 007 in the film.

The news, which is not great news for Bond fans, came via a terse statement that simply reads, "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has made a decision to no longer direct Bond 25".

Filming for the new film had not yet begun, as EON productions revealed filming was due to start at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in December.

James Bond 25 is now scheduled to hit North Amercian theaters on November 8, 2019, with a United Kingdom release set for October 25, 2019. With a resume that includes awards favorites like Slumdog Millionaire and Steve Jobs, as well as contemporary classics like Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, Boyle has a distinctive directorial style and perspective- one that possibly didn't sit well with (or proved too unyielding for) producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. It is not clear if he is still involved. Boyle had co-written the Bond 25 script with Trainspotting's John Hodge, but don't be surprised if Wilson/Broccoli standbys Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who had turned in an earlier draft) get the nod.

No further details have been given yet about the creative differences, or who will step into the fold as director in his place. Ron Howard eventually took over.

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